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Amendment to the Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994

2.—(1) The Meat Products (Hygiene) Regulations 1994(1) are amended in accordance with this regulation.

(2) For regulation 10(3) there is substituted–

(3) No person shall sell in Scotland for human consumption any meat product manufactured or re-wrapped in Great Britain and containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates originating in Great Britain and processed after the coming into force of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Marking of Meat and Meat Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 unless the meat product carries–

(a)the British EC Health mark; or

(b)the circular mark referred to in paragraph 3A of Part VI of Schedule 2 to these Regulations,

in each case applied in accordance with Part VI of Schedule 2.

(4) No person shall sell in Scotland for human consumption any meat product manufactured or re-wrapped in Great Britain and not containing meat from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates originating in Great Britain unless it carries–

(a)the British EC health mark; or

(b)the British national health mark,

in each case applied in accordance with Part VI of Schedule 2..

(3) The following paragraph is inserted after paragraph 3 of Part VI of Schedule 2–

3A.(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1 to 3 above, meat products containing meat obtained from animals of the bovine, ovine, caprine or porcine species or other biungulates and marked in accordance with paragraph 9 of Schedule 12 to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(2) shall be marked with a stamp consisting of a circular mark containing–

(a)in the upper part the letters “GB”; and

(b)in the lower part the meat product premises code.

(2) Paragraph 3A(1) shall not apply to meat products which have been heat-treated in accordance with Article 3(2) of Decision 2001/172/EC which are dispatched from Great Britain in accordance with Articles 3(4), (5) and (6) of that Decision.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph 3A(1), until 23rd July 2001, where meat products are not intended for intra-Community trade the health mark shall be–

(a)the circular mark referred to in that paragraph; or

(b)that circular mark in addition to the British EC health mark..

(4) “Decision 2001/172/EC” in this regulation means Commission Decision of 1st March 2001 concerning certain protection measures with regard to foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom (and repealing Decision 2001/145/EC (O.J. No. L 62, 2.3.2001, p.22)) as amended by Commission Decision 2001/190/EC (O.J. No. L 67, 9.3.2001, p.88), Commission Decision 2001/209/EC (O.J. No. L 76, 16.3.2001, p.35), Commission Decision 2001/239/EC (O.J. No. L 86, 27.3.2001, p.33), Commission Decision 2001/263/EC (O.J. No. L 93, 3.4.2001, p.59), Commission Decision 2001/268/EC (O.J. No. L 94, 4.4.2001, p.27), Commission Decision 2001/316/EC (O.J. No. L 109, 19.4.2001, p.72) and Commission Decision 2001/318/EC (O.J. No. L 109, 19.4.2001, p.75).

(1)

S.I. 1994/3082, amended by S.I. 1995/539, 1763, 2200 and 3205, S.I. 1996/1499, S.I. 1999/683, S.S.I. 2000/62, 171 and 288.

(2)

S.I. 1995/539 amended by S.I. 1995/731, 1763, 2148, 2200, 3124 and 3189, S.I. 1996/1148 and 2235, S.I. 1997/1729 and 2074, S.S.I. 2000/62, 171 and 288

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